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Published:Tuesday | July 4, 2017 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin

Shackeera Ennis is eagerly anticipating the results of the Caribbean Secondary Examination Certificate in August, after sitting seven subjects. However, it has not been a smooth path for the Seaforth High School student, who reflected on the limited...

Published:Sunday | July 2, 2017 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin

Mathematics has been a challenge for many students across Jamaica, which is not unique to the island, but is a universal phenomenon. The bigger challenge is for the educators, who are toying with ideas on how to reverse the tide and bring positive...

Published:Wednesday | June 28, 2017 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin

Assessing whether or not the recent flood rains that affected Jamaica saw an increase in health-related issues at the May Pen Hospital in Clarendon, the senior medical officer (SMO) at the institution revealed that there was a more pressing issue....

Published:Thursday | June 22, 2017 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin

Since birth, Shane and Shiane Barnett have done most things together, including preparing for the Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT).The twin boy and girl, who attend the Alpha Primary School in Kingston, started out with grades that told them that...

Published:Wednesday | June 21, 2017 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin

Coordinators of the Housing, Opportunity, Production and Employment (HOPE) programme initially planned to target 500 young people, as they convened the first...

Published:Tuesday | June 20, 2017 | 12:04 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin

Chase Jarvis, is the successful chief executive officer of CreativeLive - an online platform that offers free creative education to aspiring artists and entrepreneurs worldwide. The business adviser, however, suffered a major blow in 2009, having...

Published:Tuesday | June 20, 2017 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin

Ronald Jackson, head of the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA), said that his organisation has taken on a 'monitoring' role in light of recent flood events that have severely impacted Jamaica.The island experienced severe...

Published:Monday | June 19, 2017 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin

Minister of Education Ruel Reid said the Government is prepared to take disruptive students from the regular school system and place them in what he is proposing as 'Time Out' facilities.Speaking to journalists during a Gleaner Editors' Forum held...

Published:Sunday | June 18, 2017 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin

As the Met Service warns Jamaicans to brace for more flood rains today into tomorrow, residents in some sections of the island have already seen more than their fair share.Yesterday, major flooding was reported in sections of Clarendon, St Catherine...

Published:Thursday | June 15, 2017 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin

Being homeless before the beginning of the school year and losing family members to the gun were some of the horrendous experiences at least two students at the Allman Town Primary School in Kingston had to overcome as they prepared for the Grade...

Published:Wednesday | June 14, 2017 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin

In preparing her students for the Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT), Nicole Fray-Johnson had to do something she had never done before.The grade six coordinator at Rollington Town Primary School in Kingston said she was led to share her experience...

Published:Tuesday | June 13, 2017 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin

The Small Business Association of Jamaica (SBAJ) and the Statistical Institute of Jamaica (STATIN) are in the process of formulating a tool that will be able to measure and track the contribution that informal occupations such as vending make to...

Published:Monday | June 12, 2017 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin

Three years after the islandwide outbreak of the chikungunya virus (chik-V), a number of persons are still experiencing debilitating effects.That is according to consultant rheumatologist Dr Stacy Davis, who, in giving an overview of the after-...

Published:Sunday | June 11, 2017 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin

Executive Director of the National Road Safety Council (NRSC) Paula Fletcher is urging parliamentarians to speed up the passage of the proposed new road traffic legislation.According to Fletcher, it would be "shameful" if 2017 ends without the bill...

Published:Saturday | June 10, 2017 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin

A suggestion by Justice Minister Delroy Chuck to over 30 parliamentarians from several CARICOM partners that they should lead by removing the buggery law in their countries, as the Church was the main hindrance in achieving this objective, has not...

Published:Saturday | June 3, 2017 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin

When she visited Jamaica in the '70s, Penny Doherty, promised herself that she would return to the island, to assist with improving educational outcomes in Jamaica.Some 40 years later, the president of Penny Doherty Literacy Consultants Incorporated...

Published:Monday | May 29, 2017 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin

Ronaldo Brown is very grateful after receiving a second chance to excel in academics as he came close to being kicked out of Jamaica College (JC), following a series of very low grades.The 19-year-old spoke openly with The Gleaner, recounting the...

Published:Saturday | May 27, 2017 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin

In a bid to expose their students to non-traditional jobs, children as young as 10 years old were actively engaged in creating hair designs and undertaking other vocational activities as they participated in Girls' Day at the Maxfield Park Primary...

Published:Friday | May 26, 2017 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin

Major Clive Davis, director general at the Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management (ODPEM), admitted that the recent flood rains have caused persons, including international partners, to raise concerns about the organisation's...

Published:Wednesday | May 24, 2017 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin

When some students enter their schools' premises today, an enhanced environment and a boost in their institution's aesthetics will greet them.That is because persons turned up in their numbers at various schools in the Corporate Area yesterday to...

Published:Monday | May 22, 2017 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin

While highlighting the need for Jamaica's health sector to capitalise on new technology available to screen patients, consultant urologist Dr Robert Wan has argued that policymakers should be equally cautious in ensuring that resources are not...

Published:Sunday | May 21, 2017 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin

News that the stressful Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT) is to be scrapped is likely to get strong support from parents as a new study shows that it is sending scores of children into depression.The education ministry has announced that by 2019 the...

Published:Tuesday | May 16, 2017 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin

A 1996 Toyota Haice minibus currently transports some 20 children at the Annie Dawson Home for Children to and from school on a daily basis - a task that presents numerous challenges.Ivaline Nickie, manager at the St Andrew-based home, noted that...

Published:Monday | May 15, 2017 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin

Professor Trevor Munroe, executive director of National Integrity Action (NIA), is urging citizens, specifically members of the clergy, to make a solemn commitment to stand up for truth and justice.Munroe was addressing the Independent Churches of...

Published:Sunday | May 14, 2017 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin

The local private sector has been labelled as inefficient as the Government by Therese Turner-Jones, the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) country representative in Jamaica.Seemingly disappointed at the low productivity levels in Jamaica, Turner...

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